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Police nab two accomplices of ‘Angulana Roha’

Two individuals have been arrested with weapons at the Kandana area, stated siyatha news reporter. The arrestees have been identified as accomplices of the underworld kingpin ‘Angulana Roha’. Police have recovered a T-56 firearm and 13 rounds of ammunition found on the suspects. The arrests have been carried out by the officers of the Peliyagoda Police, according to siyatha news reporter.

Wife, son, son’s friend of ‘Bloemendhal Sanjeewa’ arrested

Wife of underworld figure ‘Bloemendhal Sanjeewa’ Geetha, their son, and a friend of the son have been arrested, stated Police Media Division. The arrest has been made at the Modara by a team of officers attached to the Fort Police. The police said that 30 grams of heroin, cash worth Rs 129,000, and 05 mobile phones were found in the possession...

Owner of collapsed building in Kandy speaks on incident

The owner of the building in Kandy, which collapsed claiming three lives, told media that he had built the building in accordance with proper standards. A five-story building on the Sanghamitta Mawatha in Buwelikada, Kandy collapsed onto a nearby house last morning (20) and a family of three – father, mother, and one and half month old daughter – was...

FinCEN Files: All you need to know about the documents leak

Leaked documents involving about $2tn of transactions have revealed how some of the world's biggest banks have allowed criminals to move dirty money around the world. They also show how Russian oligarchs have used banks to avoid sanctions that were supposed to stop them getting their money into the West. It's the latest in a string of leaks over the past...

Bribery cases filed against Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Aloysius

The Commission to Investigation Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has filed a case at the Colombo High Court against Former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and Arjun Aloysius. The case was filed on 06 charges including the leasing of an apartment in Colpetty as a bribe.

Three-story building in Hemmathagama closed off over safety risks

Hemmathagama Police, today (22), issued a notice to close off the shops of a three-story building on the Aranayake main road in Hemmathagama due to several cracks observed in the building. The decision has been taken considering the dangerous situation and it will be in effect until a report is obtained following a proper inspection. The decision was taken after a...

Taj Mahal to reopen after 6 months as India COVID-19 cases soar

The Taj Mahal is set to reopen to visitors after a six-month closure, even as the pandemic has accelerated in recent weeks with India set to overtake the US to become the nation worst-hit by COVID-19. India, home to 1.3 billion people and some of the world's most crowded cities, has recorded more than 5.4 million COVID-19 cases, with approximately...

Over 700 Sri Lankans repatriated

A host of Sri Lankans stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been repatriated, stated the National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO). They have arrived at the Bandaranaike and Mattala international airports, last night (20) and early this morning (21). Reportedly, 288 from Australia, 420 in Dubai (UAE), 06 from Chennai (India), and 10 from...

Dayasiri requests public servants to wear local attire on Fridays

State Minister of Batik, Handloom Fabrics, and Local Apparel Products Dayasiri Jayasekara requests all public sector employees to wear local attire to work every Friday. He made this request addressing an event held in Pannala recently. The state minister said that recommendations regarding the dress code will be informed in the future. However, stating that this is not a rule, but a...

HIV/AIDS tests resume following COVID-19 pandemic

The tests conducted to determine HIV/AIDS positive cases, which was limited in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has resumed, the National STD/AIDS Control Programme said on Monday (Sept. 21). In addition to tests conducted on individuals who visit clinics, the programs conducted to identify HIV AIDS positive cases among the community were also broadened, Dr. Lilani Rajapaksha, the Deputy Director of...